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Chay Ross, Artist, was born and raised in the surrounding areas of South Bay and Los Angeles California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Arts Education from California State University, Los Angeles, which allowed her to train and study interdisciplinary areas within the arts and education profession. To advance her academic discipline, she went on to earn her Masters of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) and single-subject teacher certification in Visual Arts. In her spare time, she likes to do arts & crafts. She also likes to watch YouTube videos to learn various new skills.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Art Lesson Plan "Basic"-Tropical Fish by Chalon

US Arts Center 2009

Lesson Plan Title

Under the Sea



Concept / Topic To Teach

Practice Color Theory (primary colors, secondary colors, warm colors, cool colors, neutral colors, complementary colors)

Practice Geometric Shapes

Practice Organic Shapes

Student will create a composition of a TROPICAL FISH. Students will explore the elements of COLOR THEORY (primary colors, secondary colors, warm colors, cool colors, neutral colors)

Standards Addressed


Processing, Analyzing, and Responding to Sensory Information Through the Language and Skills Unique to the Visual Arts


Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Visual Arts


Responding to, Analyzing, and Making Judgments About Works in the Visual Arts


Connecting and Applying What Is Learned in the Visual Arts to Other Art Forms and Subject Areas

Specific Objectives

1.2 Identify colors by name.

1.3 Identify the elements of art (line, color, shape/form, texture, value, space) in the environment and in works of art, emphasizing line, color, and shape/form.

2.2 Demonstrate beginning skill in the use of materials (such as pencils, paints, crayons, clay) to create works of art.
2.3 Experiment with colors through the use of a variety of drawing materials and paints.

2.6 Use geometric shapes/forms (circle, triangle, square) in a work of art.

4.1 Discuss their own works of art, using appropriate art vocabulary (e.g., color, shape/form, texture).

5.1 Draw geometric shapes/forms (e.g., circles, squares, triangles) and repeat them in dance/movement sequences.

Required Materials

1. Plain Paper (11x17'')

2. Plain Paper (8.5x11")

3. Graphite Pencil

4. Eraser

5. Markers

6. Colored Pencils

*Water Color Pencils

*Water Color Paper

*Paint Brush

*Water + Napkins

Anticipatory Set(Lead-In)

Teacher will incorporate this session into a game and/or contest to see if students can think of different sea creatures and draw them on paper. Student results will be hung for reference.

Step-By-Step Procedures

Week 1:

1. Anticipatory Set (15 minutes)

2. Lecture/Demonstration. Teacher will have printout and/or utilize multimedia to show examples to students. Students will discuss sea creatures after class lecture and visuals of SEA LIFE. Students will recognize cool and warm colors and will apply the colors in their work. (15-20 minutes)

3. Proceed to demonstrate the beginning drawing techniques on the classroom blackboard and have students follow along independently.


a. Tropical Fish using a variety of shapes.

b. Add details

c. Background including (but not limited to) trees, gravel, sea weed and WATER WAVES.

d. Sun, Moon, Clouds etc. (optional)

e. Encourage creativity and drawing from the imagination.

4. Color using color pencils and/or marker.

Week 2-4:

1. Continue work/coloring session.

2. Teacher will introduce/go over vocabulary words associated with current lesson.

3. Critique Session (10-15 minutes)Students will discuss all aspects of what was learned in the work session including (but not limited to)...

a. Tips / Suggestions

b. analyze elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, form, space, and value)

c. students will briefly tell the story about their own works of art

*Teacher and TA will monitor students progress during the entire drawing and coloring process.

Total Work Session (8 hours/4weeks)

Plan For Independent Practice


Students will draw 4 sea animals.

Students will decorate with color and simple patterns.

Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):

Student may avoid detailed/complexed composition. Students may use markers and and twistable as substitute.

Extensions (For Gifted Students):

Student may attempt a detailed/complexed composition with permission and oversight by teacher(s). * Students may use WATER COLOR PENCILS for the background (water). Students must use 2-3 ANALOGOUS COLORS to blend for the water.

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Students artworks

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